Just a quick thought: Based on the reaction from the left to last night's results, I can only say that we aren't looking at the same thing.
In 2008, I never thought that Obama voters were angry. Yes, they were ticked about Bush and the failure of Republicans in Congress before 2006, but they weren't angry or hateful, they just wanted a change. They wanted something to believe in. I wasn't angry when I voted yesterday, I was proud and happy. As I said earlier, it sure as heck seemed like a lot of other people were, too.